Qiagen N.V.

QIAGEN gibt Konditionen der neuen Wandelschuldverschreibungen bekannt

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QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) gibt bestimmte Konditionen der neuen nicht-nachrangigen, unbesicherten Wandelschuldverschreibungen mit Barausgleich (die "Schuldverschreibungen") bekannt.

Das Emissionsvolumen der Schuldverschreibungen wurde auf einen Gesamtnennbetrag von $400 Millionen erhöht. Die Schuldverschreibungen werden mit 0,50% p.a. verzinst und die Zinsen jeweils halbjährlich nachträglich zahlbar sein. Der anfängliche Wandlungspreis wird voraussichtlich mit einer Wandlungsprämie von 30% über dem Referenzaktienkurs am Tag der Preisfestsetzung festgesetzt. Der Referenzaktienkurs entspricht dem volumengewichteten durchschnittlichen Kurs der QIAGEN-Aktie zwischen Handelsbeginn und Handelsschluss an dem NASDAQ Global Select Market am 6. September 2017.

Die endgültigen Konditionen der Schuldverschreibungen und das endgültige Emissionsvolumen wird bei der endgültigen Preisfestsetzung bestimmt, die voraussichtlich nach Handelsschluss an dem NASDAQ Global Select Market am 6. September 2017 durchgeführt wird.

Nach den Bedingungen für die Platzierung der Schuldverschreibungen, wird QIAGEN vereinbaren, für einen Zeitraum, der 90 Tage nach dem Valutatag endet (lock-up period), keine Wertpapiere, die im Wesentlichen mit den Schuldverschreibungen oder QIAGEN-Aktien vergleichbar sind, zu verkaufen, vorbehaltlich üblicher Ausnahmen.

Über QIAGEN

QIAGEN N.V., eine niederländische Holdinggesellschaft, ist der weltweit führende Anbieter von Komplettlösungen zur Gewinnung wertvoller molekularer Erkenntnisse aus biologischen Proben. Die Probentechnologien von QIAGEN ermöglichen die Aufreinigung und Verarbeitung von DNS, RNS und Proteinen aus Blut, Gewebe und anderen Stoffen. Testtechnologien machen diese Biomoleküle sichtbar und bereit zur Analyse. Bioinformatik-Lösungen und Wissensdatenbanken helfen bei der Interpretation von Daten zur Gewinnung relevanter und praktisch nutzbarer Erkenntnisse. Automationslösungen integrieren diese zu nahtlosen und kosteneffizienten molekularen Test-Workflows. QIAGEN stellt diese Workflows weltweit mehr als 500.000 Kunden aus den Bereichen Molekulare Diagnostik (Gesundheitsfürsorge), Angewandte Testverfahren (Forensik, Veterinärdiagnostik und Lebensmittelsicherheit), Pharma (pharmazeutische und biotechnologische Unternehmen) sowie Forschung (Life Sciences) zur Verfügung. Zum 30. Juni 2017 beschäftigte QIAGEN weltweit rund 4.600 Mitarbeiter an über 35 Standorten. Weitere Informationen über QIAGEN finden Sie unter http://www.qiagen.com.

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In connection with the Offering, the Joint Bookrunners and any of their affiliates, may take up a portion of the Notes in the Offering as a principal position and in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to sell for their own accounts such Notes and other securities of the Company or related investments in connection with the Offering or otherwise. Accordingly, references herein to the Notes being issued, offered, subscribed, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in should be read as including any issue or offer to, or subscription, acquisition, placing or dealing by, the Joint Bookrunners and any of their affiliates acting in such capacity. In addition, the Joint Bookrunners and any of their affiliates may enter into financing arrangements (including swaps or contracts for differences) with investors in connection with which the Joint Bookrunners and any of their affiliates may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Notes. The Joint Bookrunners do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations to do so.

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In connection with the Notes Offering, QIAGEN intends to enter into privately negotiated convertible note hedge transactions with one or more Joint Bookrunners for the Notes offering or other financial institutions (the "dealers") or their affiliates, initially covering the same number of QIAGEN's common shares as underlie the Notes. The convertible note hedge transactions will be cash settled upon exercise and are expected to offset any cash payments QIAGEN is required to make in excess of the principal amount of the Notes upon conversion. QIAGEN also intends to enter into separate privately negotiated warrant transactions with such dealers or their affiliates, initially covering the same number of QIAGEN's common shares as underlie the Notes. The warrant transactions could separately have a dilutive effect with respect to QIAGEN's common shares to the extent that the market price per share of QIAGEN's common shares upon expiration of the warrants exceeds the strike price of the warrants, which is expected to be set around 160% of the Reference Share Price.

In connection with these Convertible Note Hedge and Warrant Transactions, such dealers or their affiliates expect to enter into various derivatives transactions and engage in other activities that could have the effect of increasing or preventing a decline in the price of QIAGEN's common stock in connection with the pricing of the Notes offering. These activities may be discontinued at any time. In addition, from time to time and in connection with any conversion of the Notes, the dealers or their respective affiliates may enter into or unwind derivative transactions and engage in other activities that could adversely impact the price of QIAGEN's common stock and of the Notes.

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